Lifestyle & Fitness

Taking Steps of Faith

Have you ever poured yourself fully into a project? I’m talkin’ jump in with both feet. All in. Every egg in your “This is it!” basket. I have. More than I would like to admit.

Did you shell out good money for the Super-Dooper-Veggie-Slicer knives at the big box store because the guy was nice and he really did slice those tomatoes paper thin?

How much money did you spend at your friend’s home show… ya know the one with the candles or the kitchen gadgets or the make up? Yup. Me too.

Did you spring for the fancy hub caps, heated seats or computerized something or other??? Yes. I know. I get it.

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True Wellness Trinity

A little over a year and a half ago I began writing on a regular basis as an outlet for the new material I was learning in the nutrition world as I was taking classes to become a Nutritional Therapy Consultant (NTC). I have written on a variety of topics, trying to teach people about how their body works, good food choices and some lifestyle management pointers. On occasion, mostly during a holiday season, I have addressed deeper topics like, how our minds work, our purpose on the planet and our eternal destiny.

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Sugar: A Love/Hate Relationship

We all love our sweets. For some, it’s a daily fight – that urge to consume sweet things. It can be so hard to limit these items in our everyday eating plan. Throw in carefree summer days, holidays and special occasions and our sweet-tooth can become so strong we give in regularly. Who can resist ice cream cones on hot summer days… donuts fresh from the bakery… iced coffees, lattes or frappes just because they are so good!

But the over-consumption of sugar is not to be taken lightly.

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Keys to Finding True Peace and Rest

I am more than 25 years out from High School, yet I still have nightmares about it. Is that weird? It’s usually the same themes… caught wearing my pjs at the bus stop- again, can’t get my locker open, late to class, must give a presentation and I’m not prepared or I’m just stark naked and everyone is looking at me! Says a lot about my Type A personality, doesn’t it?

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Spring Clean Your Health

Spring has finally sprung here in the Adirondacks! It is always amazing how quickly the landscape changes from brown and dead to green and lush.

Once the flora begins to receive sun, wind and rain- life abounds! Leaves bud and grass grows at such a rate it almost seems visible to the human eye. Birds are chirping. Frogs are peeping.

Nature is awakening from its slumber. Are you?

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Easter Dinner Options: Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon has gotten a bad rap. In all foods there are good, better and best choices. In the world of bacon there is cured commercial bacon full of nitrites, nitrates and growth hormones; there is uncured commercial bacon with no nitrites, nitrates or growth hormone; and there is locally grown, pasture raised bacon naturally cured by a farmer.

Right now, I shoot for the second or third option.

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